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I just thought of a genius idea for a flowchat. In your development room have a wall with nothing on or against it, and use the wall and post-it notes as your flowchart. You could edit the flowchart very easily and you could use different colored post-its to indicated different areas of the project. Now thats a cheap, easy, and very efficent way to make a flowchat that will be very helpful to any development process.

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I've always seen people do it with regular sheets of paper. I just thought of an ever better idea. Make it modular. Put the post-its on pieces of poster board so you can easily go from flowchart to flowchart.

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uhm, that's pretty much how it's done... really


As the Capn' has said, that is really how they do it on large scale development projects. If you really want to see of a genius idea for flowchart software, take a look at SmartDraw. I had no idea how to use it, yet I was able to make an entire one in a matter of minutes, talk about a great learning curve!

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Even better, use a whiteboard. No, wait... loads of people/studios already do that...

Your idea of sticking pieces of paper to a wall as part of a flowchart (or any other sort of disgram or planning for that matter) is a good one, but it's not really original, most people have already been using spare wallspace like this for years.

My preferred method is using a whiteboard, as you can very easily add/remove/change information as required.

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Hrm, news to me. This is my first venture into any kind of development project. Just thought I'd say what came to mind as a great idea even though I wasn't the first to think of it.

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What whiteboards do you guys use to design? I am looking for a free whiteboard that can work with a firewall (From my dorm certain ports are block (yeah it sucks) so I can not play online games). I found one on the net, but they charged like $200 for a year of service - Any free alterantives out there?

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What whiteboards do you guys use to design?
A physical, tangible one that I hang on my wall?

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Err I meant do you guys ever use whiteboards over the net for confrencing and designing?


I never has - I was talking about an actual physical whiteboard when I mentioned it. Up until now the majority of people I've worked with have been from my local area however, with only the occasional virtual-teammember.



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What whiteboards do you guys use to design?
A physical, tangible one that I hang on my wall?

Hey, that sounds pretty posh. I use a virtual one that exists purely in my head.

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I tend to use a whiteboard (with lots of pretty colored markers) for dev meetings. If i'm working solo on a flowchart, i often use smartdraw. Nothing new here, just reaffirming what others have said.

PD

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